Ground engineering, also known as geotechnical engineering, is about the understanding of soil, rock and strata mechanics; the identification of these mechanics at mining, construction and civil engineering project sites; and the application of solutions to stabilise conditions so as to allow a project to proceed. The main objective is to increase the soil density, shear strength while decreasing water penetration and compressibility so that the soil has improved load bearing capacity, controls groundwater and is more stable.
There are various ground improvement techniques: Grouting, soil compaction, soil mixing, cement/lime stabilisation, vibro-replacement and the use of geotextiles.
Normet provides solutions to deliver ground improvement through permeation grouting.
Permeation grouting is where cracks, joints or any other voids are filled with flowable grouts to create a stable mass. Permeation grouting uses chemical grouts and cementitious grouts. It is commonly used:
The choice of which grout to use is heavily determined by the grain size and the application.
Normet Construction Chemicals has been actively involved in ground engineering works worldwide for over 40 years, both manufacturing and supplying specialist chemical resins and grouts to the building and civil engineering industry.
Today we are recognised as a market leader with our specialist products, systems and applications. We are committed to remaining at the leading edge of product development and product performance improvement. We continually invest in technically advancing our materials and are renowned for providing excellent technical support to the building and construction industry.
Normet has sales, distribution and manufacturing facilities worldwide, making us well positioned to serve the construction and building industry on a global scale.